UCAS Deadlines – International Students 2016/17

If you are an international student applying for an undergraduate course in the UK you will normally use the UCAS application system. When you use this application process, you need to know the UCAS deadlines, so that you can make sure you apply in time.

UCAS deadlines vary according to the course you are applying to.

The information on this page is for international students applying to UK universities using UCAS. The UCAS deadlines for 2016/17 are:

15 October 2016, 18:00 (UK time) – any course at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, or for most courses in medicine, veterinary medicine/science and dentistry.

These deadlines are usually inflexible. Also note that if you are applying for medicine, veterinary medicine/science and dentistry you are limited to only four choices, instead of the normal five.

15 January 2017, 18:00 (UK time) – for the majority of courses this is the main publicised deadline. If you miss it though, as an international student you can still apply as many universities and colleges continue to accept applications.

24 March 2017, 18:00 (UK time) – for some art and design courses

30 June 2017, 18:00 (UK time) – this is the final deadline for late applications with course choices.

If you will need to apply for a visa, do try to apply as soon as you can. This help make sure you can start term on time and can find accommodation.

04 July 2017 – this is the last date to an Extra choice in Track on UCAS.

20 September 2017, 18:00 (UK time) – it is still okay to apply by this date, but instead of choosing courses, you’ll be entered into ‘Clearing’.  That is the process universities and colleges use to fill any places they still have on their courses.


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